sweet as honey (Kindness – Day 2 – Wardrobe of Virtues)

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Kind words are like honey–
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
– Proverbs 16:24 –

Dearly Loved

Welcome to day two, where a simple, yet profound virtue awaits us. Reach into your wardrobe and lift off KINDNESS, the second of seven new outfits for your wardrobe.

Let it’s ombre just flow off of you today as KINDNESS shimmers, fading from shining golds and oranges into pure white. Set your eyes on the pureness of this powerful, inviting look. This look evokes soft gazes and warm embraces opening up cracks for light to shine in .

Kindness…

  • has an Anglo-Saxon origin from “kin” or “child” literally meaning to be gentle and caring as with a child or with family.
  • is translated from the Hebrew scriptural word “kheh-sed” which means merciful or gracious.
  • is similar to warmth, concern, care, selflessness, altruism, big-heartedness, benignity, friendliness, affection, consideration, benevolence
  • is NOT being hateful, ill-willed, or hostile.
  • is a burst of sunshine in a dark, rushed world.
  • is free and never wasted.
  • can change someone’s entire day or even their life’s course.
  • gives the brain a serotonin boost, releasing the chemical that gives us the feeling of satisfaction and well-being.

Give YOURSELF Kindness today by:

  1. paying careful attention to what you say inside to yourself. Talk to yourself the way you would someone you love.
  2. lowering the world’s unrealistic expectations of yourself and realize you are a work in progress.
  3. taking care of your ‘body, mind, & soul’ needs to increase energy and bring more light to your life.

Give OTHERS (I’m talkin kids & family members, too!) Kindness today, by:

  1. not judging them because they sin differently than you.
  2. using kind words as they are sweet like honey and healthy for the soul. (Proverbs 16:34)
  3. acknowledging the gold in someone, when most others only see the dirt.

Maybe you can share the GIVING CARD with someone?

[If you missed the last post: (Wardrobe of Virtues: 7 Days of New Clothes),  check it out now and download your FREE Wardrobe of Virtues: VIRTUE CARDS (download now), GIVING CARDS (download now), SMARTPHONE LOCK SCREEN GRAPHIC (download now).]

dearly loved,
clothes yourselves with
compassion,
kindness,
humility
gentleness,
and patience.
forgive…
and overall put on LOVE.

[adapted from Colossians 3:12-14]

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REFERENCES: I referred to a few websites and books in writing of this post: the holy bible, YouVersion bible app, google definitions, thesaurus.com, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/10/facts-about-being-nice_n_5791778.html.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy Rupert says:

    Sarah, Your words are inspiring and the art is absolutely wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

    1. SNelsen says:

      Thank you, Nancy, for sharing your thoughts! It is a pleasure to be able to finally share what’s been brewing in my mind through this blog. Please share and I hope you continue to enjoy this week of virtues.

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